Sighs of Relief at the Defeat of Amendment One

Local school board members in Athens-Clarke County are appreciative of the outcome of Amendment One, Opportunity School District.

“I was happy, I was relieved.” This statement from Governance Committee Chair and District 9 Representative Ovita Thornton rang powerfully and spoke for several teachers and other board members in the community as past occurrences of community involvement in local schools was remembered.

The construction of H.T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center is just one example of how members of the Athens community have come together to provide resources to better local schools.

H.T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center
H.T. Edwards Teaching and Learning Center

School Board Representative Linda Davis reminisces on the history of communities coming together to make schools a better place for students to learn. Her mother is one individual who taught her “there’s no such thing as a failing school…it’s a failing system.”

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By: Nylah Oliver

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